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The Inquisition by Taran Matharu (10 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU’VE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: The Inquisition.

Authors: Taran Matharu.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (UK).

Website: www.summonerbooks.com

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: 10 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the second book in a series called Summoner.

 

Fletcher is on trial for a trial he didn’t commit, simply because he doesn’t fit in with the old establishment. He must fight hard to prove his innocence, and finds help when an unexpected piece on information is revealed that changes his place in the world.

But the trial is only the beginning. The King has laid down a challenge to those graduating the Academy, to go on a mission into the enemy stronghold in a decisive move to end the war and bring peace. Peace however is not on everyone’s minds, and a traitor will threaten the lives of Fletcher and his friends and see them sent into more danger than they ever imagined.

These books are really good, especially for younger reeaders who are new to reading for fun. It’s easy to read, with plenty of excitment to keep you interested, and not too long.

The next book in the series is called Battlemage.

 

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” Randy Pausch.

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (16 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: Tower of Dawn.

Author: Sarah J. Mass.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publishers: Bloomsbury (UK).

Website: http://www.sarahjmas.com

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: 16 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series.

 

This is the first book in the series NOT to have Celaena/Aelin in it all, and I loved it! I was curious how this book would feel without the protagonist of the series nowhere to be seen, and I was really happy with the result.

This book follows Lord Chaol, former captain of the Royal Guard and lover to Celaena as he travels to the Southern Continent. He has two missions to complete while there, and neither are easy. The first is to form an alliance with the most powerful ruler in the world, and the second his to seek treatment for his injuries from the battle in Rifthold which left him paralysed from the waist down.

He and his companion Nesyrn find themselves in a court full of spies of princes and princesses competing to be named heir, who are showing little signs of wanting to help in the fight to save their homeland. But the hardest part will be healing the wounds that have taken Chaols ability to walk. That is how he meets Yrene: possibly the most gifted healer anywhere, who has her own reasons for not wanting to help him.

What they find out in the process will change both what they know about the past, but also the future.

I love this series so much that I know I will be really sad when the series ends with the next book. Although I am really happy to hear that there are plans to turn the novels into a TV series.

The next and final book in the series is called Kingdom of Ash, and will be released in October 2018.

 

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristole.

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The Malice by Peter Newman (14 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: The Malice.

Author: Peter Newman.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publishers: Harper Voyager (UK).

Website: http://www.runpetewrite.com/

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £8.99 (UK).

Age Range: 14 years and over, if you are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the second book in The Vagrant Trilogy series.

 

The Malice,  the sword that could change the fate of the world, is waking and it wants to go into battle. The only problem is that The Vagrant doesn’t want to fight. He’s made a home for himself, and wants to leave the world to it’s fate. But there is another who wants to take up the call to arms, a woman called Vesper, and her part in this story has only just begun.

The author has continued to draw me into his world with this book, creating a characters and places you invest yourself in, wanting to follow them into whatever fate lays before them. All round, a pretty good story.

 

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” Leonardo de Vinci.

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman (14 years and over)

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Title: The Vagrant.

Author: Peter Newman.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publishers: Harper Voyager (UK).

Website: http://www.runpetewrite.com/

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £8.99 (UK).

Age Range: 14 years and over, if you are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the first book in The Vagrant Trilogy series.

 

Known only as The Vagrant, he has spent a lifetime walking the wasteland of a world ruined by war. He is trying to reach the Shining City, the last hope for humanity, with a weapon that might just bring hope to those who are suffering.

But the city is ready to fall and still a long way away, and darkness looks set to complete it’s conquest.

This is a great opening to the series; creating a world you want to be involved in, and setting up the mystery and intrigue to make sure you come back for book two.

The next book in the series is called The Malice.

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela.

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La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman (10 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: La Belle Sauvage.

Author: Phillip Pullman.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publishers: Scholastic (UK).

Website: http://www.phillip-pullman.com

Format: Available in hardback, an ebook, and as an audiobook (paperback will be available at some point).

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £9.99 (UK).

Age Range: 10 years and over, if you are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the first book in The Book of Dust series, which is a companion to the His Darkest Materials series.

 

This first book is a sequel to the original books in His Darkest Materials, set ten years before Northern Lights. It is all about how Lyra grew up before her adventures in the original books, and how she was protected as a young child.

The book asks a lot of questions about spirituality and our place in the universe, which is what has made these stories so fascinating for me. Perhaps it is the Ravenclaw in me; because I have a very questioning and curious personality, and I think the only way humanity grows is by asking questions and searching for answers. It can be scary to do that of course, because the answers can be very profound and change everything, but if our ancestors never sort out truth our civilisation would be non-existent. So all-in-all, it is a series of books I think will be popular for making its readers think.

The next book in the series is called The Secret Commonwealth, though I am not sure when it will be released (I am guessing 2018 or 2019).

 

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” Euripides.

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Hunters by Robert J. Crane (16 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

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Title: Hunters.

Author: Robert J. Crane.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publishers: Revlen Press (UK).

Website: http://www.robertjcrane.com

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £12.99 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 16 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the 15th book in the Out of the Box series.

 

Living in exile in London, Sienna must keep her end of a bargain with the British government to secretly police Meta-Human crime in return for asylum. So when a series of murders take place in Scotland that could only have been done by a Meta-Human, Sienna jets off to catch the culprit.

But from the begining she knows that this case will be complicated, by the fact that the criminal is obviously a Sucubus like her; which means that she will be related to them somehow. Not to mention that Wolfe, the first and most vicsious voice in her head, is acting strange. He knows something, but isn’t spilling the beans, and Sienna is filled with doubt because she knows what will happen if this unknown Succubus is more powerful than she is.

When the two meet, Sienna learns just how scary it is for the rest of the world to come up againts someone like her.

On a personal note, I have loved reading a book set in Edinburgh as it is my most favourite city in the whole world.

The next book in the series is called Badder.

 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber (14 years and over)

Title: Caraval.

Author: Stephanie Garber.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publisher: Hodder (UK

Website: http://stephaniegarberauthor.com/

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

Seeing a performance of Caraval has been Scarlett’s dream for as long as she can remember, but when her father arranges her marriage to a stranger she figures that her dream will never come true. That is until her sister Tella enlists the help of a mysterious sailor to take them to Caraval.

Caraval is a once a year performance where the audience gets to participate, only the Caraval is not the elaborate performance Scarlett thought it was. It is a series of games, that requires Talla to be kidnapped and hunted. Scarlett is left alone in a far away place and surrounded by magic, to figure out how to save the sister she loves so dearly.

 

“Don’t keep reaching for the stars because you’ll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.” Jimmy Fallon.

 

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